Lesson plan example – Blank template and support sheet for secondary teachers

What's included?

Blank secondary lesson plan and supporting document to help you fill it in

Key Stage

KS3, KS4


Years 7-11

If you’re a secondary teacher looking for a lesson plan example to guide you, this blank lesson plan template is a great starting point.

You can use it to plan any subject and it also comes with a supporting document that helps to fill in all the boxes, making it great if you’re an ECT.

Lesson plan example

This lesson plan template contains space for you to fill in:

  • Reference to scheme of work
  • Links to assessment objectives
  • Learning objectives
  • Targeted students

You can then plan out your lesson structure, inputting your starter and plenary, as well as notes about how you’ll know if all students have made progress.

There’s also space for you to include notes about:

  • Differentiation
  • Literacy/numeracy links
  • Key words
  • Resources
  • Homework
  • Use of TA


These should be measurable. Consider the use of ‘must/should/could’ in your learning objective.

Targeted students

Identify your target students and how your planning meets their needs. This could include SEN, EAL or FSM, for example.

Lesson structure

Consider the content – plan what you want students to learn. Next, think about how to divide up your lesson. You’ll need to set the pace and break down the lesson into tasks, including a starter/introduction and a plenary.

Also consider how you’ll adapt the lesson structure to meet the needs of your class. Jot down some metacognitive questions that you plan to ask.

Making progress

Points to consider here include:

  • How you will evidence that every student has made progress
  • Can pupils apply the knowledge/skills they have learned to their work?
  • The strategies you’ll put in place to show this
  • How your differentiation meets the needs of students

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Mark Schmidt is an art teacher in secondary school. You can find his blog at and get more of his resources on his TES page: Schmidty707.

Lesson plan example for secondary teachers
Lesson plan example – Blank template and support sheet for secondary teachers

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